Dead Cells

Dead Cells is out now on PC and consoles

A blast for rogue-like metroidvanian fans.

Indie developers and publishers at Motion Twin concluded today their release schedule for their rogue-lite, metroidvanian action-platformer Dead Cells, which was made available yesterday for PC and today launched on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

With an amazing style of visuals that goes back to classics like Mega Man and Metal Slug, Dead Cells combines quick slashing combat with complicated and challenging level designs hiding boss fights and tons of enemies to face with.

Its metroidvanian core game design makes exploration an important aspect of Dead Cells, as well as smart thinking and a lean on puzzle solving. Dead Cells’ story is about a failed alchemic experiment tasked with finding out what’s going on sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. The main protagonist must take control of different bodies in order to be able to go on with its mission, death being just an obstacle easily avoided by changing hosts and starting over.

Dead Cells

As Motion Twin studio explained, these are the core features of Dead Cells:

  • RogueVania: The progressive exploration of an interconnected world, with the replayability of a rogue-lite and the adrenaline pumping threat of permadeath.
  • 2D Souls-lite Action: Tough but fair combat, more than fifty weapons and spells with unique gameplay, and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble.
  • Nonlinear progression: Sewers, Ossuary or Remparts? Once unlocked, special permanent abilities allow you to access new paths to reach your objective. Opt for the path that suits your current build, your play style or just your mood.
  • Exploration: Secret rooms, hidden passages, charming landscapes. Take a moment to stroll the towers and breath in that fresh sea mist infused air…

With around 90 different weapons and skills to permanently unlock, 13 levels and 4 main bosses, Dead Cells not only looks and plays great, but also packs tons of hours of entertainment for anyone interested in these types of games. With no checkpoints available and a true rogue-like experience, Dead Cells will prove to be a worthy challenge for both newcomers and experienced players of this genre.

Dead Cells is out today on consoles and was launched yesterday on PC with a price tag that goes around the £19.99 mark.